(ALMOST) FULLY LOADED SWEET POTATOES WITH PECAN & HEMP SEED SAUCE

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(ALMOST) FULLY LOADED SWEET POTATOES WITH PECAN & HEMP SEED SAUCE
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Ingredients
  1. 2 orange sweet potatoes
  2. 100g red lentil pasta (I used the brand, Happy Earth People - feel free to use black bean pasta or simply just use chickpeas, black beans or lentils in whole form!)
  3. 1/2 walnuts, toasted
  4. 1 tbsp pecan nut butter (feel free to use almond, peanut or tahini butter)
  5. 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  6. 1/2 small lemon
  7. 1 tsp hemp seeds
  8. 1/4 tsp soy sauce (liquid aminos or tamari also work)
  9. 1-2 tbsp water
  10. Fresh coriander, rocket and lemon to garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
  2. Wash the potatoes and place them on a baking tray lined with tin foil or a baking sheet. Prick some holes in sweet potatoes with a fork.
  3. When the oven is ready, pop the sweet potatoes in for about 45-60 minutes. Check them around the 45-minute mark by piercing them with a fork to see if they're ready.
  4. While the potatoes are roasting away, make the pasta. Boil a pot with hot water. Add the pasta and cook for about 6-8 minutes (depending on your pasta brand).
  5. Make the hemp seed & pecan nut sauce by mixing the pecan nut butter, nutritional yeast, lemon, hemp seeds, soy sauce and water in a small bowl. Mix until smooth. Add more water to create a thinner consistency if needed.
  6. Toast the walnuts over a high heat over the stove until lightly browned. Toss them frequently to ensure even toasting.
  7. Take the sweet potatoes out the oven and cut length ways down the center. Fill the middle with the pasta, a dollop of the sauce and a sprinkle of nuts. Top with fresh coriander, peppery rocket and a squeeze of lemon.
Adapted from Francesca Annenberg
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